Tuesday March 24, 2020,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.,
Arizona Senior Academy Building
A perennial favorite at the Arizona Senior Academy, cellist Theodore Buchholz once again introduces us to musical friends, presenting a program of “Bohemian Trios” for piano, violin and cello. With varied interpretations of the term “Bohemian,” the program includes Paris café music by American composer Paul Schoenfield; the Op. 73 Piano Trio by Franz Joseph Haydn – known as the “Gypsy Trio;” and the Piano Trio No. 4 – Dumky, by Antonín Dvořák. For this concert, Buchholz is joined by pianist Timothy Burns and violinist John Vaida.
Timothy Burns is a versatile performer with significant instrumental, vocal, and choral accompanying experience. Holding degrees in piano performance, music theory pedagogy, and collaborative piano from Duquesne University and the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Burns serves as Supervisor of Piano Accompanying at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. He performs throughout the U.S. and Canada, and has served as staff accompanist for numerous competitions and conferences.
Performing regularly as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral player, John Vaida’s degrees also come from Duquesne University and the Eastman School of Music. A faculty member at Mansfield University and Wilkes University, he is also Artist-in-Residence at the Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, and executive director and co-founder of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chamber Music Society. Summers find him on the faculty at the Killington Music Festival in Vermont.
Theodore Buchholz studied at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Arizona, and the Manhattan School of Music. Currently cello professor and head of strings at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music, Dr. Buchholz has been hailed as a “virtuosic cellist” with a “warm, beautiful sound.” He tours nationally and internationally as soloist and chamber musician, and is a member of the Deco Piano Trio as well as True Concord Voices & Orchestra. Buchholz also teaches at the Killington Music Festival each summer.
Written by Leslie Nitzberg, Academy Village Volunteer